Benelux: Indie players strike balance of art and commerce in competitive arena

Edmunds, Marlene; Stern, Andy
February 2004
Variety;2/232004 Supplement, Vol. 394, p26
Trade Publication
Reports on the competition in motion picture distribution in Benelux countries as of February 24, 2004. Information on the distribution market-share leaders in the Netherlands; Reason behind the difficulty of distributors to maintain margins; Details of motion pictures from Benelux countries featured at the American Film Market.


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